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Whistler Blackcomb – FSC

Added bonus – Friday night at
The Fairmont in DT Vancouver!
January 23, 2016 - January 30, 2016

NORTH AMERICAS # 1 RESORT AND SKI AREA

The Details

Price: $1689 - early flight or $1499 - late flight Per Person
Based on Double Occupancy in a "Traditional Hotel Room"

See the Lodging section below for details and the complete Price Chart.
We offer three trip application options:
Download a PDF, a Word doc, or apply online.

To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions.

The Trip Leaders

Karla McKenzie Trip Leader
Karla McKenzie
3092 Braeloch Circle E
Clearwater, FL 33761
727-244-2036
Email

Nancy DelGatto Trip Co-Leader
Nancy DelGatto
3206 Taragrove Drive
Tampa, FL 33618
813- 334-6844
Email

Trip Highlights

WHISTLER IS PERFECT FOR SKIER AND NONSKIER ALIKE; CONSISTENT SNOWFALL- 459”, BUT MILD TEMPERATURES; EVERYTHING WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE; LOW ELEVATION AT BASE, 2,124 FT; MORE TERRAIN THAN YOU CAN COVER, 8,100 ACRES; And AN ADDED BONUS AT END OF TRIP IN VANCOUVER A NIGHT AT THE FAIRMONT DOWNTOWN.

Whistler BlackcombWHISTLER-BLACKCOMB is consistently ranked the # 1 Ski Resort in North America by Ski Magazine. “Located in the Coast Mountain Range of British Columbia, Canada, Whistler Blackcomb consistently offers the most reliable snow conditions, receiving an fsc-logo-florida.png snowfall of 11.91 meters / 469 inches / 39.1 ft per year.”

Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort is in a class of its own and is justifiably considered one of the hottest ski destinations in the world. It is on every skier’s BUCKET LIST!! The Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort is massive, and it offers amazing terrain diversity and a very efficient lift system. Whistler, Canada is so much more than just the skiing and snowboarding; it offers an abundance of off-slope activities such as snowmobiling, dog sled rides, zip lining and other winter activities for everyone to enjoy.

Aava logoThe Aava Whistler Hotel is located adjacent the Whistler’s pedestrian Village where restaurants, bars and shopping are all within minutes of your door, yet far enough away from the hustle of the night life. Less than a five minute walk will get you to the lifts of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains to access skiing and snowboarding. Aava is perfectly positioned to ensure not just a good nights’ sleep, but access to everything you expect from this world class resort. Aava’s highly trained personable staff can share their local knowledge for the best spot for a casual drink, a 5-star dining experience or an activity at any level for the next day’s adventure.

Aava HotelThe Aava Hotel is located on the edge of the Whistler village. Contemporary guest rooms feature 32” LCD HDTV w/cable, a Keurig coffee/tea machine, mini fridge, in room safe, AVEDA bath amenities/robes, hair dryer, and complimentary in-room wired and wireless internet. Enjoy the stunning views of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains from the outdoor swimming pool and hot tub or workout in the fitness room then relax in the dry sauna. Take advantage of the complimentary ski storage and ski boot drying service.

 

Lodging

Aava roomAava bedroomWe will be spending Friday afternoon/evening at the Fairmont Vancouver Downtown Hotel, a luxury hotel in the heart of Downtown Vancouver's and just 20 minutes away from the a Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This will make our early-morning departure much easier (no need to depart Whistler at 3am to catch early flight). The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known as the 'Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history. Holding a prime downtown location, steps from Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district, it is the perfect place to enjoy Vancouver's vibrant atmosphere. The hotel features breathtaking views, diverse dining choices, health club, and spa. So enjoy Friday sightseeing and beat the crowds at one of the many wonderful restaurants in Vancouver. If you prefer to ski Friday you can take the 4pm shuttle from Whistler to Vancouver… If you depart on the 10am shuttle you will have all afternoon and evening to enjoy Downtown Vancouver! There are so many things to do in Vancouver… shopping, visit Stanley Park, stroll along the shore, visit Grandville Island, art galleries, museums, etc. Visit Tourism Whistler, the official destination website.

Aava Hotel at Night
Fairmont Hotel at Night
Whistler Blackcomb Trail Map

The Mountain

Whistler-BlackcombWhistler-Blackcomb is the largest ski resort in North America and the biggest ski area in the world outside of Europe. Whistler -Blackcomb ski resort consists of the interconnected Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, and it has an incredible 8,171 acres of terrain, a huge vertical drop of over 5,000 feet, over 200 marked trails, and plenty of off-piste opportunities. The Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort is so big that instead of having a trail map, they have an atlas!

The Whistler-Blackcomb skiing and snowboarding terrain varies incredibly from gentle slopes and wide groomed cruisers to tree skiing, steep alpine bowls, and terrain parks. No other resort offers so much variety. Whistler Resort is suitable for all types of skiers and snowboarders, from first-timers to extreme riders who want to ride hair-raising steeps.

Whistler GondolaWhistler-Blackcomb has super long runs. With a base elevation of 2,214 feet and a summit elevation of 7,000 feet, you can forget about altitude sickness!! There's so much to do in Whistler that you can’t possibly ski the entire mountain in one week, but we can try. There are 12 bowls and 3 glaciers offer more adventure than you could ever dream of. The Peak to Peak Gondola is now a reality, the longest and highest lift of its kind.

  • Stats:
  • 200 + trails
  • 8,171 acres  (Bigger than Vail by nearly 3000 acres)
  • Beginner - 20% (35+ trails)
  • Intermediate - 55% (110 trails)
  • Advanced/Expert -  25% (50+ trails)

Please join Karla and Nancy as well as the other Florida Ski Council clubs for a week of FUN!!! In addition to skiing, there are activities such as snowmobiling, dog sled rides, zip lining, and other winter activities for everyone to enjoy.

Price Chart

Use the following chart for the cash pricing of your group:

Number of
Occupants
Early Flight
Late Flight
1
$2289
$2099
2
$1689
$1499

The bedding is two queens or one king bed for either option.

Inquire with the trip leader for a Resort Only price.

Prices are per person. Accommodations are assigned in order deposits are received. No space is held without a $350.00 per person deposit. Early commitments get first choice! All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 3% convenience charge for credit card transactions.

Sign Up Details

Price Includes:
Round trip airfare, motor coach transfers, six (6) nights lodging at the Whistler Aava Hotel, (1) night at The Fairmont Downtown Vancouver, Aprés, TBSSB dinner, and applicable taxes. Plus Florida Ski Council (FSC) events!

Lodging:
Traditional Hotel Rooms at the Aava Hotel (Traditional Queens or King). Standard rooms at The Fairmont.

Trip Size:
76 lucky people

Deposit:
$350.00 per person with a completed and signed trip application. Valid passport required.
See above for trip application options.

Cancellation Date:
All cancellations must be received in writing by October 15, 2015.
See cancellation policy on the back of the TBSSB trip application.

Balance Due:
October 18, 2015

Payment:
Make checks payable to "TAMPA BAY SNOW SKIERS and BOARDERS" and mail to: Nancy DelGatto at the address above.

Deposit and balance of trip costs may be paid with a major credit card. You will be billed later for the final payment. At that time you will be able to order lift tickets. To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions.

TRIP PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO ANY NEW TAXES OR FEES IMPOSED BY EITHER THE GOVERNMENT, AIRPORT, AIRLINES OR AGENCIES INVOLVED.